Hypermedia Research Unit



Members of the Hypermedia Research Unit (HRU) have been active in the area of intelligent hypermedia systems since 1991. The group has its origins in the development of a hypermedia museum exhibit on local history from the photographic archives of the Pontypridd Historical and Cultural Centre. This inspired a research project to investigate a dynamic, query-based approach to hypermedia navigation and retrieval, rather than static, fixed links. This interest has broadened over the years and the HRU now considers a range of issues.

Research Groups

Semantic Knowledge Organisation Systems and Services
Computing and Minority Languages Group (CaML)
Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

The HRU has attracted external funding from the British Council, ESRC, EPSRC and HEFCW. There are currently three full-time members of staff, one research fellow, one research assistant and several PhD students working in the unit. The Taylor and Francis New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia -- the only specialist journal in hypermedia -- has been based in the HRU since 1997.